Do you need drain or sewer cleaning? Many homeowners don’t always know the difference between the two and some assume they are one in the same. Where it is a similar process, sewer and drain cleaning have different needs. The drain and sewer systems are also different parts of your home’s plumbing systems. Therefore, the effects of a drain clog will be different than a sewer clog. To better understand the two systems, The Original $49.95 Plumber will explain the difference between drain and sewer cleaning.
When you hear drainage system, it is referring to the internal plumbing of the home. Every toilet, sink, bath tub and shower drain connects to the home’s drainage system. The pipes that flow through the home are technically all part of the home’s drainage system. When a clog occurs within the home piping system then the drain will need to be cleaned. Often to determine the location of the clog, a plumber will use a small snake like camera that they feed into the pipe and throughout the home plumbing. Once the location and source of the clog is located, the plumber will know the best way to clean the drains. If a foreign object went down the sink or toilet, then the plumber may use a claw like tool to grab and pull or push the object out. If the clog is due to built up grease, oil, or soap, they may use a powerful solution to unclog the drainage system. Most signs of a drain clog is when the water in a sink, shower or tub drains slowly. If the clog occurred in the toilet lines, then the toilet may back up with water.
Where the drain system is the plumbing and piping within the home, then the sewerage system is the piping system that is outside of the home. The drain system will eventually connect to the sewer line where the sewer line is connected to either the city’s sewers or to a leach field. Often the sewer will run into a single connection point where most clogs occur. When the sewer develops a clog or the flow becomes restricted, then the entire home may develop odd plumbing problems. For example when the washing machine or dishwasher is in use, water may back out of another drain. If a toilet is flushed sometimes water will come out of a nearby drain. One of the worst case scenarios is when sewer water backs out of your home drains or toilets. When you start to notice odd plumbing reactions, get a plumber out immediately to inspect your sewer lines and make sure it isn’t clogged or needs to be cleaned to prevent a nasty situation.
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It is important to periodically have your home drain and sewer systems cleaned to prevent future clogs and backed up sewer water flooding your home. When you notice signs that you may have a clog or restriction in your sewer or drainage system, contact The Original $49.95 Plumber. We provide quality drain and sewer inspections and cleaning services. Schedule The Original $49.95 Plumber services today.